Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley Endorses Nancy Tung for San Francisco District Attorney
ALAMEDA DA NANCY O’MALLEY ENDORSES 18-YEAR CAREER PROSECUTOR NANCY TUNG (湯曉慧) FOR SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is known nationally for her expertise and advocacy for vulnerable populations.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA —
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has endorsed career public prosecutor Nancy Tung for San Francisco District Attorney. O’Malley, who has served as District Attorney in Alameda County since 2009, is nationally recognized for her expertise and advocacy for vulnerable populations, including violence against women and persons with disabilities, elder and child abuse, stalking, and human trafficking. O’Malley is also known for her commitment to improving victims’ experiences in the criminal justice system, and currently serves as the president of the California District Attorneys Association.
“Nancy Tung is a statewide criminal justice leader known for being a tough, ethical, and independent prosecutor,” said O’Malley. “She is ready to lead the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office on day one.”
In 2017, with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in disarray under current District Attorney George Gascon’s leadership, Tung accepted an offer to work for O’Malley in Alameda and has served there since. O’Malley was familiar with the high caliber of Tung’s work on statewide multi-agency investigations.
“I’m honored to receive this endorsement from District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. San Francisco deserves an independent prosecutor who is able to collaborate with our regional partners,” said Tung. “We’re both prosecutors, not politicians. I know that DA O’Malley and I will work to solve the organized and violent crime in Alameda County and San Francisco to improve public safety on both sides of the Bridge.”
Nancy Tung has pledged to improve collaboration with other prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout the Bay Area and California to address the organized crime that is plaguing San Francisco and surrounding communities. The regional scale of organized crime requires a regional approach in partnership with San Francisco’s surrounding law enforcement partners, including the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
Tung has nearly two decades of experience working as a prosecutor For the People. She is currently a Deputy District Attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, serving under Nancy O’Malley’s leadership for the past two years, is an 11-year veteran of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and prosecuted cases for the State of California in the Attorney General’s Office for six years. She is also regarded as a statewide leader in prosecutorial ethics, and has mentored dozens of San Francisco prosecutors.
More information about Nancy Tung’s background and qualifications to be our next San Francisco District Attorney is available in both English and Chinese at www.nancytung2019.com. The election will be held on November 5, 2019.
ABOUT NANCY O’MALLEY:
District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is a nationally recognized expert in issues involving violence against women, violence against persons with disabilities, and interpersonal violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, stalking, and human exploitation and trafficking. She serves in an office with a national reputation for excellence dating back to former District Attorney and United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. DA O’Malley carries out this proud legacy as the first woman to serve as Alameda County’s elected District Attorney, and as a leader known throughout California and the country for her innovation and vision.
ABOUT NANCY TUNG 湯曉慧:
TWO DECADES DELIVERING JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE
A trial prosecutor and former California Deputy Attorney General with nearly two decades of experience delivering justice for the People, Nancy Tung has handled thousands of cases in local, state, and federal court. As San Francisco District Attorney, Nancy will move criminal justice reform forward. She’ll prioritize early intervention to address challenges facing our neighborhoods and lead a D.A.’s office that’s effective, proactive, transparent, and upholds our progressive values.
AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY COMMITTED TO SERVICE
Nancy’s parents immigrated to the U.S. for a better life. They marveled at the freedoms granted ordinary people. Nancy’s father inspired her with his love of democracy, leading Nancy to a career in public service.
USING THE LAW TO HELP PEOPLE AS A DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA
Nancy attended UC Berkeley, where she mentored young women and helped provide students with fellowships in state government. After graduating in three years, she worked her way through Georgetown University Law Center. While studying for her law degree, she represented low-income tenants in disputes with landlords. After law school, she spent a year at a private firm in L.A., but quickly realized public service was her true calling. In 2001, she moved to San Francisco to serve as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. As a State prosecutor, her work included partnering with local District Attorneys to return internationally kidnapped children to their families.
A DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY WITH UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE
Nancy has the most courtroom experience of any candidate. She worked as a prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office for over a decade, prosecuting domestic violence (including all stalking cases in San Francisco) and upholding public integrity by prosecuting police misconduct, fraud, and embezzlement. She protected consumers, prosecuting high-profile cases against Fortune 500 companies for unfair business practices, false advertising, and fraud. As a senior prosecutor, Nancy has mentored dozens of San Francisco prosecutors and is regarded as a statewide leader on legal ethics and consumer protection issues. Today, Nancy is a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County. There, Nancy investigates whistleblower cases jointly with state agencies, and is currently investigating large multinational companies in technology, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors.
MOM, WIFE, VOLUNTEER, MENTOR, PROUD DEMOCRAT
Nancy’s an active member of Moms Demand Action, using her experience as a prosecutor and mom to fight for sensible gun laws. She serves on the board of Stop Crime SF, a group dedicated to protecting victims and holding politicians accountable. She’s been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, leads an informal group of EMILY’s List graduates, which trains and supports women running for public office, and served on boards of local democratic clubs.
Nancy lives in SOMA with her husband, Joe, 1-year-old son, Malcom, and dog, Cookie.